Ravine Gardens State Park

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Ravine Gardens State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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The ravine after sunrise
Map showing the location of Ravine Gardens State Park
Map showing the location of Ravine Gardens State Park
LocationPalatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
Coordinates29°38′02″N 81°38′42″W / 29.63389°N 81.64500°W / 29.63389; -81.64500Coordinates: 29°38′02″N 81°38′42″W / 29.63389°N 81.64500°W / 29.63389; -81.64500
Area59 acres (240,000 m2)
Established1934
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Ravine Gardens State Park is a 59-acre (240,000 m2) Florida State Park located in Palatka, Florida. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, with cypress buildings, rock gardens and fieldstone terraces. Near the park entrance is The Court of States and a 64-foot (20 m) obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Recreational Activities[edit]

Activities include viewing the thousands of plants and shrubs, picnicking, jogging, hiking and biking. Amenities include interpretive exhibits, picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) paved perimeter loop road, and a parcours trail. Visitors can rent a large covered pavilion, auditorium, and meeting rooms.

Special events[edit]

The park is part of the annual Florida Azalea Festival the first weekend in March, when the nearly 100,000 plants that the WPA planted decades ago bloom.[1]

Hours[edit]

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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